One new member of the Board of Regents was elected during the Annual Business Meeting of Members at the 2013 American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress in Washington, DC. The new Regent, James Gigantelli, MD, FACS, is professor of ophthalmology, vice-chair of clinical affairs, and assistant dean of government affairs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha. A Fellow since 1999, Dr. Gigantelli served on the Board of Governors (2005–2011) and, in that role, on the Governors’ Committee on Socioeconomic Issues (2008–2011). He also has been a member of the Advisory Council for Ophthalmic Surgery since 2005, most recently serving as the Council Chair (2009–2013). He first became a member of the Advisory Council for Ophthalmic Surgery in 2005. In addition, Dr. Gigantelli is a member of the ACS Health Policy Advisory Council (2011–present).
Reelected to additional three-year terms on the Board of Regents were: Margaret M. Dunn, MD, FACS, a general surgeon, Dayton, OH; Howard M. Snyder III, MD, FACS, a urological surgeon, Philadelphia, PA, and Michael J. Zinner, MD, FACS, a general surgeon, Boston, MA.
Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, a vascular surgeon, Baltimore, MD, will continue her service as Chair of the Board of Regents, and Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS, an otolaryngology surgeon, Chapel Hill, NC, will continue to serve as Vice-Chair.
The Board of Governors elected Gary L. Timmerman, MD, FACS, a general surgeon, Sioux Falls, SD, to assume the role of Chair of its Executive Committee; Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS, a general surgeon, New York, NY, as Vice-Chair; and Lorrie Langdale, MD, FACS, a general surgeon, Seattle, WA, as Secretary. Newly elected to serve on the Executive Committee Board of Governors are Karen Brasel, MD, FACS, a general surgeon, Milwaukee, WI; and Joseph H. Tepas III, MD, FACS, a pediatric surgeon, Jacksonville, FL. In addition, James C. Denneny III, MD, FACS, an otolaryngology surgeon, Columbia, MO, and Sherry M. Wren, MD, FACS, a general surgeon, Palo Alto, CA, have been reappointed to the Board of Governors Executive Committee.